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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Dragonfly Collage card

Still plodding away, using images I've had stamped up for ages. This one is a Crafty Individuals stamp again. Its stamped onto an oil pastel background, for how I did that, see here. For stamping onto oil pastel, Staz-on is the better ink to use, I think. Versafine, Memento & Archival I have found all need to be sprayed with an Artist Sealant.
As the background featured blues, pinks & purples, I used blue & purple Mulberry paper to matt the image onto. 
I cut a thin scrap of card, and ran a strip of DST along it for starters.

The angel hair paper was cut down so that four strips would be a little wider than the image. To cut it down, and keep the 'fluffy' look to it, take either a paintbrush dipped in water,(or a waterbrush) & a ruler. Run the brush along the edge of the ruler, letting the water soak into the paper. Then just pull the two edges away from each other, and you'll be left with a nice feathery edge.
I stuck these, alternating the colours, onto the DST.

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   The strips are all different lengths,  so I levelled them off using the ruler & waterbrush method.
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Now all the same length, I  mounted the stamped panel on top…….. IMG_7891 w

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……..then trimmed off the card strip so it wasn’t visible beyond the edge of the image.I added a layer of a darker purple Mulberry paper, then mounted onto the card front.

To finish off, I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment onto a scrap of the oil pastel background, and trimmed with fancy scissors.
A dragonfly made from Angelina Fibres (fusible fibres) was added to the bottom of the image.
Crafty Individuals CI-001, Dragonfly Collage
Mulberry paper
Oil Pastels The Works.
Fusible fibres


Just Me said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors. Great tutorial.

gardenpinks said...

A fab card Shaz and I wittered on about mulberry paper in the wrong post - duhhh!!!!! Meant to say that here. Love this card with the dragonfly and the colours are beautiful :)
Lynn xx

bkazoo said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing

Fandhmum said...

Hi Shaz, how inspirational, now I know what to do with all that Mulberry paper I collect eons ago,
Rosie x